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Hey everyone. I'm looking to get a SATA III SSD for gaming. I've got a 1TB 7700 drive right now with a secondary 2TB 7700 as well. I want to use a SSD as just a game drive.

How does one go about getting the SSD to function as just a storage for game files and be the drive it reads off of?

I'm not drive savy, so this will be a learning experience for me. But I like to expand my knowledge so please give me a hand
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i would recommend to put your OS (operating system = windows, linux, etc), since your OS has details that run as well to run your game that would benefit from SSD's speeds. Then just install the game to the same drive.
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So you want to get an SSD for the games, not the OS right? If you're keeping your OS as it is now, then utilizing the SSD is as simple as just installing the game to the SSD instead of your C drive. It will give you a better experience but I think your money would better be utilized if you use the SSD for the actual OS rather than just games because the SSD will help in loading times but won't necessarily give you better fps. The overall performance gain would be better worth the money to use a SSD for the OS + whatever games you still have room for.
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I feel my window's is fine. I just wanna assure myself my game loading is top notch. Good food for thought though.
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Well if you want to save the 1-5 seconds loading a stage with no other benefits afterwards, then just install the SSD, format it to whatever unused drive letter you want and then just choose that as the directory for installing your games. That's pretty much it. Again, an SSD will not help your frame rate or anything so it does seem like a high price to pay to save a few seconds before your game starts with no benefits during the actual game play but that's just me.
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